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Budget & the Deficit

Government overspending is creating a huge burden of debt that threatens the economic well-being of our children.  Our national debt now exceeds a record-breaking $30 trillion, saddling every adult and child in America with liabilities of over $67,000.

Arizona families, and households all across the nation, understand the need for budgetary restraint as do households all across the nation. One of my top priorities is to protect citizens from unnecessary and wasteful government spending and force Washington to live within its means. Asking Americans to accept increases in the debt limit instead of removing the hundreds of billions of dollars of redundant, unnecessary waste among government agencies is irresponsible.

I believe the government’s bad habits can be turned around with intelligent discretionary-spending reforms. The Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office have both identified billions of dollars of waste that could be eliminated to make programs and services more efficient and deliver tax dollars where they are truly needed. I continue to support such reforms to rein in Washington’s spending problem.

You can find a copy of one of my recent floor presentation on the budget here.

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